Microsoft Visual Basic is programming environment using to create computer applications for the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. Like most programming environments, it uses a core language to give instructions to the computer about what to do, when and how. These lessons teach the language used in Microsoft Visual Basic.

The lessons on this web site are about the Visual Basic language, as a computer language, not a programming environment. To follow the lessons, you can use either Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition (that you can download free from the Microsoft web site) or Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional.

1. Introduction to the Visual Basic Language
2. Operators and Operands
3. Variables and Data Types
4. Details and Using Variables
5. Introduction to Procedures and Functions
6. Exploring Procedures
7. Visual Basic Built-In Functions
8. Visual Basic Business Functions
9. Introduction to Conditions